What can I make with an old picture frame that’s missing glass, a free fabric sample from FabMo, and an 8- x 10-inch LoRan magnet board that my friend Chris gave me? Another friend, Kristi, had an idea: a mini magnetic board. If you add a few more magnetic boards, frames, and coordinating fabrics, you could hang a whole collection of magnetic frames on the wall. They’re perfect for school photos, business cards, or other small ephemera. And you can easily swap out the fabric to fit the season.
Supplies and tools
1. Paint two coats of primer. Let dry. Apply one coat of paint.
2. Use a small dry paintbrush to brush away the excess paint that pools among the ornate surfaces of the frame, then let dry. Apply a second coat of paint and repeat with the dry paintbrush.
3. If you’re not hanging the frame on the wall, it’s a good idea to paint the back side as well.
4. Iron your fabric piece.
5. Tightly wrap the fabric around the magnet board and tape in place.
6. Insert the fabric-covered magnet board into the frame, then insert the easel back. Add magnet, photos, etc.